Acoustics

Creating a more harmonious environment

Noise can have a significant impact on the health and happiness of your building’s occupants. That’s why it is vital to control and reduce unwanted sound through the process of acoustical engineering. At Alpin, we apply the science of sound and vibration - acoustics - in technology, to bring you creative solutions to noise control issues.

Our architectural acoustics services apply to the control of sound and vibration within any enclosed area, whether you own a concert hall or simply want to create a quieter office space. We’ll look at every possible noise that might cause a nuisance, from traffic or aircraft to unwanted industrial sounds, noisy ventilation systems and more. Our on-site testing equipment allows us to make accurate acoustic measurements and quickly identify solutions that can greatly enhance the ambience of your environment. An acoustical study is also an important requirement for schools undergoing LEED certification, as well as being an optional target for LEED NC, Estidama and QSAS projects.

Why Acoustics are important

A work environment filled with unwanted and unnecessary noise can be counter productive and uncomfortable. Whether your project is a multi billion dollar medical facility, aiport, school, theatre or hotel, we will make sure the indoor acoustics are balanced at a level that your occupants enjoy and deserve.

Our Approach to Acoustics

While our locally based project managers are on hand to conduct on site inspections, we also work with some of the world’s leading acoustical consultants to offer you the most innovative service possible. Our impressive global partnership team is made up of 11 Professional Engineers, 4 LEED Accredited Professionals, 3 Certified Technology Specialists, 2 Fellows of the Audio Engineering Society, 2 Fellows of the Acoustical Society of America, and a PhD, as well as individuals with interdisciplinary and advanced degrees in architecture, music, linguistics, business, and forensics. Our San Francisco partners, Charles M Salter Associates, also have cutting edge facilities that offer advanced acoustical isolation testing and simulation. Our reviews are fast and efficient - completed within just 48 hours.

Our Acoustical & Noise Services

Sustainability

We’ve had years of experience in helping clients meet LEED and other major green building certifications. Even if you don’t aspire to such recognition, we can ensure your project is more ecologically sound, without compromising on the sound quality of your environment. Through proper acoustical design, we can reduce unwanted noise and vibration and make your space more productive. We’ll also help you to weigh up the cost benefits of better acoustical design, while ensuring your project meets its overall objectives.

Sound Isolation

We’ve all been on the receiving end of unwanted sound - a loud neighbour or TV next door, a jet plane flying overhead. Sound isolation helps enhance your privacy and reduce the transmission of noise through adjoining buildings, walls, floors and ceilings. It’s an important consideration for everything from residences and offices to recording studios.

Environmental Noise

We’ve extensive experience in assessing every type of environmental noise, from the impact of traffic and aircraft sounds to industrial sources. We use short and long term noise monitoring equipment to measure and evaluate the impact of noise and model and predict future noise levels. As well as ensuring your project meets any applicable standards, we’ll help you vastly improve the comfort of your environment.

Equipment Noise Reduction

In order to ensure an environment is quiet and comfortable, we need to look at every mechanical and electrical system that might be causing unwanted noise. From plumbing systems to noisy AC or ventilation works, we use proven engineering techniques to reduce the noise and vibration from your building’s equipment.

Testing and Measurements

Our acoustical consultants can help you make better design choices by testing and measuring sound levels on site during the planning phase. We’ll help you identify and fix any shortcomings and meet any necessary standards, before and during occupancy. Within a room, we can also measure background levels, reverberation and other metrics to create a more comfortable, harmonious environment.

Modeling & Simulations

We can estimate how your building will work acoustically by using high tech computer models. What’s more, our San Francisco partners, CSA, have an award winning Presentation Studio fully equipped to simulate background noise, sound transmission and reverberation. Our revolutionary service allows you to make more informed choices during the design phase, to help create the best and most cost effective acoustical environment that your project deserves.

Room Acoustics (Improving Sound Quality)

This is an essential service for every space where music or speech will be transmitted to a listener. Think of a concert hall, a theatre, cinema, restaurant, classroom or even courtroom - places where balancing sound quality and acoustics is an important consideration. Through our room acoustics service, we’ll help you design and build spaces where the listening part is easy, and not a chore.

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